Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation
To promote inclusive sports for Persons with and without Disabilities. Since inception in 2014, we have impacted over 5000 PwDs and close to 2 lakh able-bodied individuals.
Work and Achievements
Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF) is a not for profit organization that promotes inclusivity. Through our outdoor sessions and collaborations, we aim to provide more visibility for Persons with Disability (PwD), promoting an environment of openness, sensitivity and empathy. Currently we participate in a range of adventure activities including marathons, tandem cycling, scuba diving, paragliding, and mountaineering.
ABBF was founded by Divyanshu Ganatra – India’s first blind solo pilot, adventurer and a Neuro Scientist.
Across verticals, we have impacted over 200,000 people from the mainstream community and over 5000 PwD’s, funding the entire cause on our own.
The organic changes that we have witnessed is employability for PwD’s moving towards an inclusive society.
Some of the activities:
- Participation in several marathons in Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai, reaching over 2000 runners with disabilities. All runners were provided with shoes, socks, nutrition, transport, accommodation, free medical check-ups, and professional allies to practice with.
- Organized over a dozen treks with PwD’s and able-bodied people. The trek to Everest Base Camp included sighted and blind mountaineers. In 2016, we supported an amputee on his attempt to summit Mt Everest.
- Trained amputees, paraplegics as well as quadriplegics in scuba diving and swimming as well as organized India’s 1st Open Water SCUBA Diving Event for Persons with Disability.
- Host an annual inclusive tandem cycling expedition consisting of able bodied people and PwD’s in the Himalayas – 550 km from Manali to Khardung La; i.e. the highest motorable road in the world.
Fund Utilisation Statement
To promote inclusive adventure sports like tandem cycling, marathons, mountaineering, paragliding, and scuba diving for Persons With Disability.